Pathfinder Tales: In the Event of My Untimely Demise ePub

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by Robin D. Laws

House Derexhi's reputation for honesty and efficacy as mercenaries attracts a wide range of clientele both prestigious and bizarre. Luma, spurned as the black sheep of the family for her street magic, has been assigned to fulfill a dead explorer's contract. What seemed to be a simple request soon draws her into a decades-old conflict with her late client's former companions: a temperamental dwarf, a sly priest, and a cruel sorcerer. Will Luma be able to carry out the job? Or will she cement her place as family's outcast by becoming the first Derexhi to break a contract?

From celebrated author and game designer Robin D. Laws comes the tale of an urban druid determined to prove her mettle, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

This story originally appeared as part of Paizo's free weekly webfiction series, and is available for free at

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A Solid Prequel to Blood of the City



In the Event of My Untimely Demise is a four-part series of free Pathfinder web fiction available on the Paizo site. Set in Magnimar, it features an "urban druid" in Magnimar named Luma. Part of a family that hires themselves out as trouble-shooters, Luma is a really interesting character. Author Robin Laws shows a real knowledge of the city and Pathfinder lore. The story serves as a prequel to the excellent novel Blood of the City, and it's worth reading on that basis alone.

Seen as too gauche for a job guarding a noble's party, Luma instead undertakes a solo mission to investigate an explorer's death. The deceased, an adventurer, was involved in a mission that led to the acquisition of a valuable treasure; but he didn't share it with his companions and now, upon his death, they all want it back! There's a few different suspects, with my favourite character being a cleric of Hanspur named Rieslan the Drowner.

I got a bit fuzzy on the plot and the story itself isn't fantastic. But Luma is a well-drawn protagonist, and the way Laws describes her idiosyncratic magic is very cool. This is one to recommend for readers interested in Magnimar, how to play a druid in an urban setting, or Blood of the City.

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Although it's no secret I'm a Law's fan I'd also like to encourage You to read this "Luma" teaser set in Magnimar.

Even though it is a short story, it contains adventure, suspense, wit, a small love story and good Golarion content.

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